Have you heard about the series “My top 5 NetBeans features”? NetBeans users report their favorite features. I just want to point out only one small (and almost hidden), but valuable feature, which is included in the upcoming version NetBeans 8.0.1.
Today I launched my new web site http://webdevelopment-java.info.
This site is related with my book “Web Development with Java and JSF”, which is a superset of my “Tutorial web development (with JSF)”. In fact, this book contains much more info than my tutorial.
By now, there isn’t much content on my new site. However, source code for part I (TinyCalculator) is available. Source code for part II (Books) will be receivable soon.
Since today, the NetBeans latest build  is available bundled with GlassFish 4.0.1 (build 09).
GlassFish 4.0.1 includes newer versions of JSF, CDI and more. And, the most important fact: You can launch it using Java 8. Continue reading
Do you want to be on the bleeding edge and use NetBeans nightly builds?
Then you might have noticed that the last version is still of July, 9th. There is a technical problem uploading the bits to the usual location. But, nightly builds are still available.
Try to get it directly from the Hudson server . Just one little drawback: Only the zip version is available, not the installer. But, it should be no problem to use this distribution
Update: A couple of hours after this post, NB nightly became functional again . Keep the link above for further usage.
I just published the first version of my book “Web Development with Java and JSF” (and with a bit of NetBeans too) . It’s in an early state now. Start reading yet and get all updates for free.